Project Champion - Humpty Calderon
Squad - Humpty Calderon (humpty#6939), Yofi A (Yofi A.#4816), Kenichi (kenichi#6336), Leah Par (leah_par🏴#5932), Rachel Rose (Rachel | Opolis#4695), EurekaJohn (EurekaJohn#2094), Studio07 (Studio07#5466), Latsan (Latsan🏴#6466)
Purpose: We are a Public Good. Affiliation; Research Guild, AV Guild, Marketing Guild
Authors, Editors; Humpty Calderon, InfiniteHomie
Date Created; April 23, 2023
Date Posted: May 8, 2023
Funds Requested; 1,500,000 BANK
Project Multisig: 0x01999E431752136372a3d485F527907a6B02A1D1
Discord Server: Crypto Sapiens
Crypto Sapiens is one of the first projects to have originated from BanklessDAO as a podcast series. It was also among the first projects to receive funding from the BanklessDAO Genesis Grants Committee in September 2021.
Since its inception in the BanklessDAO Discord server, the project has grown into a prominent platform that is paving the way for decentralized media and sharing stories from web3 pioneers and influencers as a means of inspiration to the future web3 builders.
We have demonstrated the success of the podcast through the highest number of downloads among all podcast series that originated from BanklessDAO. This success can be attributed to the strong and talented AV skills of founding member Eureka John, the production team, and the original project champion and founder Humpty Calderon.
Now, we are ready to expand our reach and truly bridge the gap between the crypto curious individuals of today, and the Web3 builders, and thought leaders of the future.
As a growing network of Web3 podcasts, Crypto Sapiens highlights the important topics and milestones in Crypto, DeFi, NFTs and more.
Hosted by Humpty Calderon, each podcast episode dives into rich, meaningful and inspiring conversations with notable pioneers such as, Chase Chapman, Kevin Owocki, Niran Babaola, Tracheopteryx and many more leaders across the Web3 space.
We completed a retrospective in Season 6 resulting in a pause of new episodes.
We took Season 7 to reflect on the past in order to create a more sustainable revenue model for the future.
We have restructured both the organization and production models. Miro | Online Whiteboard for Visual Collaboration
We sought inspiration through re-purposing our previously created content. Doing this also provided the opportunity to understand the quality and impact of both our individual contributions, as well as our work as a team.
We began publishing a newsletter every other week, and increased the number of articles published.
We conducted several focused sprints and contemplated ways to integrate innovative web3 technology to improve the project’s overall reach, engagement with our audience and to form a financial model that would allow for our self-sustainability.
From our reflection, comes the future state of Crypto Sapiens, a web3 media powerhouse.
Future State - Growth
In order to establish a larger presence and to increase our audience reach, we have introduced new producers to the project that will focus on different platforms to maximize growth potential.
We will use analytical data and social listening in order to deliver on trend content.
We will continue publishing a newsletter every other week.
We will regularly publish on-trend blog posts and articles.
Future State - Thought leadership
To increase our presence in the crypto-twitter space, and engage our audience through thought leadership discussions, we have added Rachel Rose to the Crypto Sapiens team. We are excited for the knowledge and enthusiasm she will bring to the team. Besides passion, Rachel brings her knowledge and experience as a contributor with many exemplary projects, like Opolis and ETHDenver.
Future State - Education
We have begun to develop educational initiatives that will not only fill both demand and need in the web3 media industry, but will also be tailored to the learning needs and learning style of each individual. Miro | Online Whiteboard for Visual Collaboration
These initiatives will encompass the general areas of:
- Audio Visual skills
- Podcast production skills
These will be designed for incubator, self-paced and individual session models.
Future State- Self Sustainability
We are exploring many possible areas in order to establish self-sustainability. These include:
- Monetization of published articles and newsletters
- Minting Podcasts created
- Opportunities from our partnership with Panvala stamps
- Consumer NFT use cases for educational lessons and courses
We did not request Seasonal funding during the Seasons 7 or Season 8 funding periods.
At this time, we are requesting a total of 1,500,000 BANK
Inter-Project Distribution as follows:
|Social Media||168K BANK|
- Project Champion
- Discord Admin
- Notion Admin
- Contributor Payments
- Procuring Grants
- Production Oversight
- Project Growth
- Researches current trends
- Identifies potential guests
- Develops themes, talking points
- Researches, coordinates guests
- Liaison between host and guest
- Coord. episode materials
- Host, create content
- Develop and execute social media strategies.
- Create, curate, and manage content across multiple social media platforms.
- Monitor and respond to comments and messages in a timely manner.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest social media trends and best practices.
- Make recommendations for improving social media presence.
- Content Editing
- Content Assembly
- Content Mix
- Documenting processes
- Publication Editing
- Publishing across all platforms
- Development/curation of Audio Visual Courses (content and material)
- Development/curation of Production Courses (content and material)|
|Podcast episodes downloaded/month||#||Average Monthly Downloads = 3,000|
|Education Content||% Completed||100%|
Podcast Episode Downloads and YouTube Views
Social Media Engagement Seasons 6 and 7
We are able to support tlBANK and are open to possible use case scenarios/suggestions
We are also willing to “test run” use case scenarios, to assist with the ability to develop future implementation models for projects.
We can offer 2 full scholarships for the Web3 Audio Visual technician training course and the Web3 Production Manager training courses.
- Through the treasury/token
- Share 10% of Season 8 revenue with Bankless DAO
- BANK Buybacks
Crypto Sapiens has their own brand separate from that of BanklessDAO. As with previous grants received, if this grant is received, Crypto Sapiens will use BanklessDAO as a submark in our media presence, just not as our primary brand identity. The introduction portion of the podcast episodes announces to our listeners: “Crypto Sapiens is produced in partnership with BanklessDAO”.
Further Project Channels
Should Crypto Sapiens receive funding for Season 8?
- Yes, I support this proposal
- No, I do not support this proposal